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Senior Electrical Engineer

Full Time
2 days ago
The Senior Electrical Engineer is responsible for Electronics engineering on new construction projects at Vancouver Shipyards.

Under the direction of the Manager, Electrical Engineering, the Senior Electrical Engineer participates in all phases of new construction design projects including: requirements decomposition, design preparations, supporting analysis, material selection and specification, engineering execution, electrical and electronic schematics, ladder logic, logic diagrams and engineering close-out activities. These responsibilities ensure that engineering projects are accomplished to the complete satisfaction of the requirements.

  • Provide engineering and design expertise in assigned areas of electronics by preparing design and calculation packages to ensure contract design requirements are met.
  • Support the Manager, Electrical Engineering by providing guidance and oversight to other junior engineers, designers or subcontractors.
  • Develop and/or review design documents for fisheries, icebreaking and naval replenishment vessels in order to achieve customer, classification society and regulatory approval.
  • Develop material specifications and bills of material in accordance with Seaspan material strategies and customer requirements.
  • Represent and develop understanding of Seaspan's involvement in Federal Fleet Renewal (FFR) to continue to build on the existing reputation.
  • Provide direction to suppliers and subcontractors related to the electronics systems design to achieve contract, cost and schedule performance.
  • Serve as Seaspan's principle point of contact for electronics systems.

Education and Experience
  • Required - Degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering
  • Required - 10+ years of post-secondary experience in Electrical (Electronics) Engineering
  • Required - P.Eng. EGBC status or E.I.T. Status and able to apply for P.Eng. within a year
  • Required - Experience working within a heavy industry environment. Shipyard experience is desirable.
  • Experience working with a diverse integrated project team is expected.

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies
  • Technical knowledge and engineering skills.
  • Ability to work independently to develop solutions to complex technical problems.
  • Advanced analytical skills to gather and analyze/synthesize data, confirming accuracy and adequacy as an integral part of the collective analysis/synthesis process.
  • Strong technical writing skills including the ability to produce and present clear, detailed written technical specifications, procedures and reports.
  • Knowledge of MRP, purchasing and management systems.
  • Working knowledge of ShipConstructor and ACAD software, document control systems and databases.
  • Good organizational skills .
  • Committed to a high standard of safety and able to comply with all safety laws, also all of the employer's safety policies and rules.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and influencing skills and practices.
  • Mentoring and technical advice to subordinate Engineers in the department.
  • Sound judgment and consistent decision making with essential job functions.
  • PC proficiency required. Working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office 2010 software suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Availability and willingness to travel to such locations and with such frequency as the employer determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.

Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

Note: Unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted